Port of Bremerton to expand industrial parkMay 11th, 2012 by Rachel Pritchett
BREMERTON NATIONAL AIRPORT — The Port of Bremerton soon will seek bids for work to expand its Olympic View Industrial Park, off Highway 3 near Bremerton National Airport.
The expansion will be funded mostly by a $1 million state grant. It includes adding between five and eight sites for prospective businesses and manufacturers.
The work also includes the completion of Cruiser Loop Road. The activity is located in the northeast part of the industrial park near Safe Boats International’s manufacturing facility.
Engineering on the project is complete, and the estimate by N.L. Olson & Associates of Port Orchard came in $200,000 more than what’s available in the grant, due to the planned enlargement of a retention pond to serve Safe Boats. The maker of fast security boats is the port’s largest industrial-park tenant.
Port staffers anticipate a favorable bidding climate, and said any difference could be made up by unexecuted capital projects and timber harvest at the site.
The work is expected to be completed by October.